Re: [FH] Re: Can I suggest another food brand to consider? Merrick
- Hi Barbara,
In a message dated 5/1/07 8:16:39 PM, bjk5377@... writes:
> The more I read about appropriate foods, the more confused I am....Can you specify what you're confused about? The foods that are appropriate
for cats are those that come closest to meeting the nutritional needs of cats
and that resemble the nutritional profile of typical prey animals, with animal
proteins and fats and little to no plant carbohydrate.
> IThe same foods that are right for cats without cardiomyopathy.
> joined this list in the midst of the Menu foods recall so that is a huge
> factor...but, what's right for a kitty w/ cardiomyopathy?
> What's right forThe same foods that are right for cats without weight problems, but with an
> an 18mo w/ weight problems?
eye toward watching the calorie intake along with the nutrients.
> What's right for a 3yo healthy female?See above.
Many of the "special" products are about marketing, not nutrition. And they
have also by and large been developed to undo damage caused by
species-inappropriate products. There is almost never a reason to feed a "special" diet, many
of the "special" foods are of very poor nutritional quality and cause more
problems than they resolve, and many health problems can be resolved or
significantly diminished simply by feeding the food that cats have evolved to eat:
animal proteins and fats.
> I thinkMaybe he is. But you don't have to be. And you are the cat's caregiver.
> my vet is blinded by Hill's Pet Products marketing.
> ..however, there are soappropriate for cats. There are many points of view, but only one matters: what
> many possibilities and points of view about food that I have no idea what to
> There are a lot of possibilities among products, but most of them are not
foods meet the nutritional needs of cats? // Rosemary
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